Monday, February 9, 2009

The Definition Of Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

Ol' Albert knew something about people, I would wager. I suspect he also realized how rampant this condition was becoming in the world.

Back in September of last year (2008) we were confronted with what I can characterize as a completely asinine plan to funnel $750 Billion of taxpayer's dollars to the people responsible for the turmoil in American markets.

What did they do with it?

Party. Try and buy new corporate jets. I'd have loved to have seen the size of the tips they gave their usual cadre of hookers. No, I'm not talking about our elected officials, although it is difficult to tell the difference between the prostitutes walking the streets and the halls of congress.

Actually it really isn't when you come down to it. Would anyone really pay for the sexual services of people who look like Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Dianne Feinstein or that walking demonstration of plastic surgery gone awry Nancy Pelosi? You'd have to pay me, and I'd have to be unconscious (preferably dead) to even be in the same room with these "people" (I do use the term loosely).

Actually we are paying for the services of these people. Unfortunately, being **cked by them wasn't part of the job description when the positions of Representative and Senator were created by our Founding Fathers. They sure seem to be enjoying that part. They always look so happy when they're on TV even while millions of our fellow Americans lose their jobs, savings, homes, and dreams of a better future.

Well, even after all of the protestations of the American public, these nuts (scientific term for a crazy, excuse me....insane person) went ahead and threw the $750 Billion over the wall into the waiting hands of the robber barons. They even threw an extra $100 Billion in just to let us know we, the public, didn't count and to let the banksters know that the House and Senate were still firmly in their pocket.

By November of last year, these nuts had managed to inflate the dollar amount given to the criminal conspirators to $7.76 Trillion (Bloomberg, Nov. 24,2008). How many of you knew this?

After all this money was thrown down the rat hole, did anything change?

We got a new president.

Now he's out there shilling for the same group claming if his plan isn't passed, we will see "dire consequences".

What's Obama's plan? Throw another $2 Trillion over the wall.

Yessiree Bob, you and I, and every American will be on the hook for an estimated $9.7 TRILLION DOLLARS. According to Bloomberg today, "enough to pay off 90% of the nation's home mortgages."

Sweet Jesus man! What's the matter with you? Just make it an even $10 Trillion while you're at it. No point in making it difficult for the book keepers.

Have any of you seen one iota of difference in the economy of the last four months? Oh, that's right dismal Christmas sale numbers, failing retailers, closing auto dealerships, more mortage defaults, a looming failure of the commercial real estate sector, restaurants failing, and on and on. Even Six Flags Amusement Parks are not immune. Check this out.

Yep, that $850 Billion was just the shot in the arm the economy needed! No wait, that was a $7.76 Trillion shot in the keister we got. I don't know about you, but I'm not really comfortable sitting down just yet.

Keep doing the same thing you Fools on The Hill. We've known for years just about all of you are insane. We should just build a fence around you.


HermitJim said...

None of the stimulis is getting down to my level...but that's ok by me. I don't want a handout from the Big Boys anyway!

One thing after another!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Very VERY prime form, Catman; a beautifully worded eye-opener.


Bullseye said...

More of the same seems to be all we ever get. The bad part is we elect these SOBs time after time. We have to be smarter than that, or I would think we are. I hope many of these so called "poeple" are in a damn bread line somewhere soon, what say we put 'em there? I know you're with me.

Anonymous said...

Now what would happen if NO ONE paid taxes?? Hmmmmmmmm i havent

Maitreya said...

I think we should send 'em to an island a la' "survivor".
I'm totally digging the disco.....
But not as much as Obama (hee hee hee) Thanks for the giggle Catman

Maitreya said...

Oops, I was dancing to disco and forgot what post I was on....